Chilston Park Country House Hotel, Maidstone
Reviews - Chilston Park Country House Hotel
- Age Group: 1825
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Antiques roadshowfrom Crispybacon
New Year at Chilstonfrom thewifeandI
I cannot fault the obliging staff for their courtesy although one lad’s demeanour was one who appeared to have just got out of bed. The public rooms and restaurant at the end were quite enchanting, again dimly lit which helped to disguise the fact that they could have done with a fresh lick of paint. The ceiling in the green room was peeling in places.
The food was of the style loved by restaurant critics and gullible Londoners but a main course the size of a Farley’s rusk made one tuck into the bread rolls. The 2 nights either side of New Year the food was tasty but I do like to see a few vegetables and I believe so do the majority of the public if they are honest about it. The food on the Gala night was a let down with a tough piece of venison the size of a cotton reel. Drinks expensive but I would recommend the Spanish Badajoz wine No. 50 at only £19 a bottle.The night itself was filled with a few rough diamonds who would not have looked out of place in a Guy Ritchie movie. My advice to the management would be to make New Year for resident’s only over 2 nights to discourage the riff raff.
Nice location, as for the hotel.....from MI2UK
As for the hotel... The rooms don't have numbers on them - they are all called by name. We were (unfortunate) enough to stay in "Pickwick". I couldn't recommend that room!
After carrying bags up stairs on the outside of the building, you duck to go through a small door and then get to your room... *Very* small room, and you could only stand in a small part of it - the rest of it the ceiling sloped (like a loft conversion of a small loft/attic) so you had to crouch to get to one side of the bed. The bathroom was even worse.
The room furniture / bathroom had seen better days. Breakfast was very slow to arrive in the dining room. TV only had about 2 channels - the others were so snowy you couldn't watch - certainly not the "satellite television" advertised.
I have stayed at far far far better hotels for what the Chilston charges per night.
Definitely wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
Lovley location....from Mrs.B.Jones
Unfortunately the matteress was extrememly uncomfortable, in my opinion should have been replaced sometime ago.
The food is lovley and the breakfast just how it should be, a wide choice and delivered to your table, not a buffet.
Not a 4* start hotelfrom A8nnc
The website makes the hotel look fantastic and the grounds really are, but not sure that I would ever stay here again, as our reduced room rate as part of wedding was still quite pricey at 130pds for a 3 start hotel ....never a 4 star. Breakfast is stingy lots of people complained. Some of the guests had to stay at a hotel further our and they only paid 50pds, and I bet they had a great breakfast!
Nice country get away breakfrom scruffty
The only problem we had was that there wasn't enough room for us in the Restaurant - I'm sure two people wouldn't have made that much of a difference, but hey.
The staff we reasonably helpful, but we did experience mood swings with one particular member of the bar team. We did get an extension on the room check out by 1 hour which was good too.
Drinks and food are obviously pricey - we paid £4 for a pint of beer!
There is a pub up the road where we ate, and it was alright, but took the shine off of the stay as we really didn't want to go anywhere else. Wouldn't stay here again for that reason really.
Wedding reception at Chilstonfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The guests were able to really enjoy themselves, and had the most wonderful time. The house was beautiful in winter, with fires and candles. It was magical. We have no complaints whatsoever. It was headache free, joyful and beautiful.
I loved every minute of my stay.from A TripAdvisor Member
When we arrived the surroundings were fantastic, I was lost for words.
We arrived at reception where Louise at the front desk greeted us and welcomed us to Chilston Park. She made us feel extremely welcome and explained the hotels layout. As we had not booked for dinner she found us a table even though it was such late notice at a time which was perfect to us.
We were shown up to our room, which was a four poster room even though we had only booked a standard double, later I found out that we had been complimentary upgraded.
There was a wedding taking place when we went down to the bar, the atmosphere was great everybody enjoying themselves, either with the wedding party or there to have afternoon tea, which we did have, i suggest you do not eat anything before you have one because it is very big and filling but so delicious.
Dinner was fantastic, I can not pick one member of staff who attended to our needs because they were all great.
We were made to feel like a member of Chilston parks family, everyone was great and all our needs and expectations were met if exceeded. We will definitely be attending again.
What more can you ask for 5* service, food and quality of everything.
A wedding to die for!!!from T_Carter067
Not for weddings....from conorsrockers
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Other names for Chilston Park Country House Hotel
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- Address: Boughton Road - Maidstone - England - ME17 2BE - United Kingdom
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